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Posts posted by ElCid

  1. 18 hours ago, Arturo said:

    Well we know Lindsay Graham can’t grow a spine.  Wishy-washy when it comes to Trump, afraid of his wrath or blackmail material!!

    I doubt Trump has any blackmail material on Graham.  If any was out there from anybody, it would have been exposed well before now.  His continued dominance of S.C. politics has proven that.

    However, Graham and most others have recognized the political reality.  The Republican Party over the past 55+ years has been refashioning itself into what has become the Donald J. Trump Cult Party.  He owns the party and the elected officials in it.  Their actions over the past 55+ years permitted Trump to demolish any opposition in 2016 and since.  Trump is their Frankenstein's Monster and it has taken over the party.

    While just enough voters rejected Trump as president in 2020, the majority still voted for more Republicans' than Democrats in almost every race.  The few Dem upsets were tied to the rejection of Trump - but that probably will not be a factor in 2020 or 2024.

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  2. 17 hours ago, LawrenceA said:

    I don't have any exact numbers like Bogie56 does, but I've seen all of these at least 5 times, some many more:

    1. Dracula (1931)
    2. Frankenstein (1931)
    3. Dr. Strangelove
    4. The Shining
    5. Goodfellas
    6. Taxi Driver
    7. Apocalypse Now
    8. Halloween (1978)
    9. Dawn of the Dead (1978)
    10. Evil Dead 2
    11. Robocop (1987)
    12. Predator
    13. The Terminator
    14. Star Wars
    15. Big Trouble in Little China
    16. The Thing (1982)
    17. Airplane!
    18. Monty Python and the Holy Grail
    19. Raising Arizona
    20. Blade Runner
    21. Alien
    22. Aliens
    23. Videodrome
    24. Forbidden Planet
    25. Dr. No

    Hi, glad to see your post.  Missing your input on Off Topics.

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  3. 15 hours ago, mr6666 said:


    It is absolutely voter suppression and the Republicans know it.  Of course, it may also appeal to the more rural areas of Georgia as suppression of metro Atlanta voting and power.

    Can't wait to see how they try to re-district GA based on new census.   The plan will be to lessen power of metro Atlanta at all levels - county, state and federal.

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  4. 17 hours ago, mr6666 said:

    & he'll always find some of his minions (OR the media) to re-post his ****

    so , other than make him a martyr,

    what DOES a 'ban' really do????


    While his minions are reposting or summarizing (sometimes without success), the ban has been very effective.  This can be seen by the almost total lack of his posts appearing on news programs and similar.  If the ban were lifted, they would immediately zoom to the forefront, especially on the pro-Trump media.  It would also allow them to be reposted without limitations by his minions and others.

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  5. 10 minutes ago, jamesjazzguitar said:

    I really enjoy both but Out of the Past is the better film IMO.       Note that William Bendix would work with Mitchum,   3 years later in Macao.


    The Big Steal (July 9, 1949) | OCD Viewer

    No doubt Out of the Past is the "better" movie, but for me The Big Steal is more entertaining and one I enjoy watching frequently.  Sort of comedy/crime/road show movie and relatively short.  One interesting aspect is how much more femme fatale Greer was portrayed as in Out compared to role in Big Steal.  Of course, she was a femme fatale in Out.  Shows the contrast in make-up, wardrobe, script, directing and acting.

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  6. 14 minutes ago, jamesjazzguitar said:

    You didn't miss anything.     With regards to the Mitchum Crossfire,   this was followed up by Out of the Past,  making Mitchum a major star.

    Out of the Past (1947) | The Blonde at the Film


    While I like Out of the Past, I prefer Mitchum and Greer in The Big Steal.  Not a Noir, but an entertaining mystery movie.

  7. 1 hour ago, Bogie56 said:

    For these anti-democracy reasons I would find it difficult to rationalize voting for any Republican, down ballot included.  They are only enabling this push toward an autocracy in America and are complicit in the same merely by being a member of this enabling party.  Just look at what all of the 'down ballot' Republican legislatures are doing with voting rights.

    And it is not enough to write in another Republican candidate for President as W. Bush did and vote for every other Republican down ballot.  That's not good enough when democracy is at stake.  The GOP is dead.  It is the Party of Trump through and through now.  

    Why don't you tell us how you really feel?😃

  8. Had to think about responding on this one - too complicated.  First, have to exclude Christmas movies as we watch several each year.

    There are movies I used to watch (DVD's) every few months for a while, but then got "burned out" on them.  So, have not watched them in a while.

    I do tend to watch some of The Falcon, Nancy Drew, Hildegarde Withers and a few similar more often as they are about 60 minutes long.   Same with The Big Steal, which I probably watch more than any other.

    As for any film I have watched more than any other, it would be a tie between The Big Steal and Silver Streak (1976).  Assuming your question wants one film above all others.

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  9. 17 hours ago, mr6666 said:


    I almost posted a laugh icon on this one.  The GOP is interested in power and control over people's personal lives while permitting white people, businesses, the wealthy and corporations to do as they please.

    The Republican Party stopped choosing truth and fidelity to the Constitution when they nominated Barry Goldwater.  It has gotten worse since.

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  10. 1 hour ago, jamesjazzguitar said:

    Are you saying that if you were Zuckerberg you would ban Trump until after the 2024 elections,   regardless of the current Facebook policy?    I.e.  you, as the boss of Facebook would take an action counter to company policy and apply a lifetime ban only towards Trump? 

    I ask these questions because my overall point was about Facebook policy and not about Trump.    I.e. I was just using Trump as an example related to their lack of a policy for lifetime bans.       I admit I know little about Facebook and their policies;  E.g. has anyone else been banned for life?   If so,   how was that done and why?  

    I do agree with your last two sentence.   This is why I would provide Trump with a written statement with regards to policy  (via certified mail).    Then allow him back on.   Trump would likely break the policy in a few days, and then their policy process bans him for life.     Note how again I stress the "policy process".    To me that is key (instead of treating Trump like he is a unique individual),   but maybe that is a personal hang-up on my part.




    As I understood your earlier post you said that Trump could  still be banned  for a while and  then reinstated and warned and then banned for life if misbehaved again.  Not so much different from what I said, but I placed a time limit on current ban.

    He definitely should be prohibited from as much social media as possible until after the 2014 election.  That is his punishment for the insurrection he inspired and supported.  His statements since being banned have shown he has no remorse for anything he has said, done or caused nor will he ever.   He continues to spread THE BIG LIE and to attack and undermine those in the Republican Party who are trying to save it.

    Sometimes policies have to be put into effect immediately with no provision for "warnings."  Just like laws.

    The power of social media is too strong in this nation and the world today to toy with half-measures and let's paddle him and he will learn to be better.  Trump, and his supporters, never will - never.


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  11. Even if the Kangaroo recount group in AZ determined that Biden won there, it won't mean a thing.  It would also take the same illegal process in other states to garner enough votes for Trump to have the majority.  Not likely.

    Even then, it would go to US Supreme Court and even with 6 Republicans on the bench, almost impossible that they would reverse the election.  

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  12. 33 minutes ago, mr6666 said:


    The current GOP stands for subverting the Biden presidency, refusing to support any bill brought by Democrats and so forth.  More importantly it stands for absolute support of Donald Trump, Trumpism and all the evils that entails.

    Of course, the Dems aren't sure what they stand for either.  

  13. 3 hours ago, jamesjazzguitar said:

    I don't see anyone doing a back flip at all.    To me the Oversight Board made the right decision here.    

    Facebook doesn't have solid policies associated  with a lifetime ban.    I believe they should have one.    

    The temp ban of Trump (or anyone),  was within policy,  but making that a lifetime ban was not.   

    I just feel there should be such a policy.

    Anyhow,  if all you wish to do is joke around that is A-OK by me.    Hey,  at least you made a comment.   99% of the others here are so biased and partisan they are too wimpy to even comment.



    I would ban Trump until after the 2024 elections.  Then if he acts up again, ban him for life.  

    The problem is Trump has no regard whatsoever for rules or regulations.  When caught, he just laughs or claims it is fraud or a BIG LIE or other BS.

  14. Shag, The Movie; 1:45 AM Tuesday Night/Wednesday Morning.  Not a bad rendition of the Myrtle Beach S.C. scene during early 60's.  Before tourism really took over in the area.  Of course, the shag is a dance and is featured in the movie.  It is the state dance of S.C.   Primarily about four young girls on an adventure.

    Shag Poster

  15. On 5/1/2021 at 4:12 PM, Bogie56 said:

    My main observation about Joe Manchin is that it is not the progressives in the party that are a danger to Biden's Presidency, but people like Manchin.  If he went along with the rest of his own party and ditched the filibuster they could then amend the voting rights, get more of their agenda done and bring in D.C. to give themselves a Senate majority and chance of retaining the House in 2022.  But no.  It is shameful.

    Real world American politics.  Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema from AZ can go along with the progressives and LOSE their next elections to Republicans.  As can other Dems.  In 2022, one of the GA Dem seats in Senate will likely become a Republican seat.  There are other Dem seats which may be in jeopardy.  Manchin knows that, Biden knows that, Harris knows that, Pelosi knows that - apparently you don't.

    James Carville, who knows a lot more about politics that either of us has stated as much.  The Dems. LOST the 2020 elections, except for Trump's seat and the two GA senate races in which Trump interfered.  The Republicans gained seats in the House and increased their control over the state governments.  The Red states will gain seats in US House, while Blue states will lose them for the 2022 election.

    The new voting rights act would be good, but even if passed and signed into law, the GOPer states will immediately bring suit and take it to court.  Entirely likely that current Supreme Court would throw it out as reaching into the rights of states.  That has been the standard position for all SC's for many decades.  It is a political issue, not a judicial issue.

    You even admit that it is already likely the Dems will lost the house in 2022.  Why?  Because the progressives have given the GOPers the tools they need to win the election.

    If DC becomes a "state," it would only have one representative in the House, so not likely that would change the balance for 2022 or later.

  16. 13 minutes ago, Bogie56 said:

    If Joe Manchin (I wonder who is paying him?)  would get out of his way, I think Joe Biden could be America's greatest President since FDR.  Say goodbye if they don't sort out the voting rights act.

    Biden talks like the most pro-union president since the New Deal

    By Alyssa Fowers   Read more »

    Sen. Kyrsten Sinema(D) is also an obstacle to the far left, "Progressive" agenda.  There are other Dems who probably would not support some aspects of the far left, progressive agenda, but they prefer to remain quiet  Especially those running in 2022 for re-election.

    Nobody is "paying Joe Manchin," he is representing the people of WV.  

    EDIT:  I read the article and saw no mention of Manchin being opposed to the PRO act.  The problem is that far too many people in America today do not support unions, contrary to what the article stated.  It may be more of a regional thing, such as the walloping union organizers took in the Amazon, Bessemer AL  loss.


  17. 5 hours ago, jamesjazzguitar said:

    In no way does Don Wagner represent 3 million OC residents.     He is just one member of the OC Board of Supervisors.

    The fool is taking a lot of heat and the odds are good this clown will not be reelected.

    The OC does have many Trumper politicians but most are being exposed and I have faith we will weed them out and throw them to the curb.

    Note the purpose of this post is just for me to make it clear;  that a-hole doesn't represent me,  or anyone I know in the O.C. 

    I assume Wagner is not even chairman of the board?  If he was, that might get somewhat (but not really) closer to an interpretation of representing all the people of Orange County.  Are the supervisors elected by wards or districts?  If so, he actually only represents the people of that ward or district.

  18. 4 hours ago, hamradio said:

    Amusing everyone social distanced during speech then crowded together afterwards.  What's the point? :wacko:


    I think it is part of the confusion.  If everybody is wearing a mask, do you have to socially distance?  Reverse as well; if you socially distance, do you have to wear a mask?  Especially if the people have been vaccinated.

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  19. 3 hours ago, Sepiatone said:

    I can only go by what a grandnephew of mine, who spent a year in the Michigan State Police academy  before becoming a trooper claims.   And also going by what I saw on the video, it did appear there was more than just one or two officers on that scene.   Maybe if the other officers pulled their thumbs out they could have restrained her.


    "Nationally, states require an average of 21-24 weeks of police training. South Carolina requires 12. That's only 480 total hours of training, less than massage therapists (500 hours) and far less than barbers and cosmetologists (1,500 hours each). Worse, four of those 12 weeks are limited to internet-based training."  https://www.postandcourier.com/opinion/commentary/commentary-police-training-in-south-carolina-is-dangerously-deficient/article_b364e346-57f7-11ea-84de-57ebe6d3672b.html#:~:text=Nationally%2C states require an average,limited to internet-based training.

  20. 5 hours ago, hamradio said:

    LP's haven't died, FAR from it!  Making an amazing comeback.



    Did you say Morricone ?




    Search for turntables and see what's out there! 



    Vinyl is no more dead than the vacuum tube amp!



    Still have a turntable, but never use it.  Too much trouble to get up and flip the record over every 20 minutes or so.

    I do remember when I was in high school and we delivered to the radio station next door.  They actually had a "record player" in the DJ room that played from the inside outward.  The records were fairly large and red.

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